Private Training Sessions & Classes
Private classes are available to individuals and families.
Private obedience classes are flexible and can start with just one session or are available as a package of sessions.
Please call or email today to learn more or to arrange sessions.
Each and every dog learns differently and the ability to customize lessons based on the dog adds a great value versus a specific group class.
Private Sessions - Obedience, Tricks and More!
Our first session together is usually completed in your home so that the dogs natural behaviour can be observed and assessed. During the first session we will identify goals and create a plan for the following sessions; along with getting you started in training.
Private classes can cover things such as:
Basic to Advanced Obedience
Trick Dog Training
Scent Detection Training
Crate Training & Routines
The human-dog bond
Dog Equipment, Food and Care
Other custom work based on your goals!
Private dog classes are available on an as needed basis or you can purchase a package of sessions. If you are looking to target your training to something specific, call us to discuss a training plan and how many sessions you might need.
Private Basic Obedience, Tricks and more! - Another great option for many owners is six 45-minute sessions (excludes behaviour modification). The cost for the 6 sessions is $290+Travel & HST (please note that travel costs begin at $15 per trip for within the original city limits of Belleville/Trenton, other locations or new city limits are an additional fee - please email us for more information). Each one to one class is very custom to each individual and their dog based on their needs and wants. The custom aspect of Quinte Canine is what sets it apart and provides a very solid foundation to living with our dogs.
Private Behaviour Modification
We can assist with behaviour modification that is specific and custom to you and your dog. We will help you better understand your dogs behaviour, create a plan to address the issue and guide you through your modification program. Many people who experience these types of issues feel frustrated and alone. Our programs are designed for you to get results, provided you put the work into the dog, using humane and science-based techniques.
Usually seen as a result of fear toward a person or other animal via lunging, air snapping, growling, showing teeth, biting, etc.
Can be fear based, territorial, barrier/frustration-based or predatory in nature
Fears and Phobias
This may be directed toward people, places, animals, items or other stimulus present in a dogs environment
May be minor to severe (neophobias) and interferes with the dogs ability to cope
Dogs who are disruptive, destructive (toward own or other items) or self harm when left alone in the home or other locations
May be frustration, anxiety or pleasure driven
Aggressive behaviours/displays toward others when a dog is on his/her property/in mobile property such as a car - behaviours/displays may be present even when your dog can see the person from his/her property at great distances
Behaviours displayed may be but are not limited to stiff posture, growling, air snapping, biting, showing teeth, etc. when in the possession of an item your dog feels valuable - food, toys, stolen items, locations, etc
Completing intentional, repetitive behavior that is non-functional (pointless) over and over. Many (but not all) of the behaviors are performed in a rhythmic manner.
May present as pacing, circling, tail chasing, light/shadow chasing, fly chasing, tail chasing, flank sucking and self grooming
in situations or response to stimulus such as visitors or other dogs
We accept behaviour modification cases on a select and limited basis and will work with you to achieve goals, provided you are willing and able to dedicate time to your dogs program. Modification programs are available for any dog, regardless of age, size or breed.
We begin with an Initial Telephone Consultation (the cost is $35+HST and is booked at a time that works for you). The initial telephone consultation builds a profile for the dog as well as gives initial recommendations and management guidelines to reduce incidents leading up to the visit. This also provides an idea of the work that will be involved for handlers going forward as many are not prepared for the work involved. Moving forward we complete an in home Initial Assessment & Consultation (Please note we are often booking 4+ weeks away for the first in home session if needed during a weekday daytime. If an evening or weekend is needed we are booking further away due to the limited availability and the popularity of our evening group dog training classes).
During the in home assessment and consultation we complete a thorough assessment of your dogs behaviours, learning styles, motivations, thresholds and sensitivities. We take time to learn more about the situation and help you to establish realistic goals for your dog. We also start you on a plan for moving forward to treat the behaviour. We recommend the initial assessment and consultation be completed in the home where the dog is comfortable and relaxed. Our training methods change based on the specific dog but use humane, kind and science-based techniques. We build dogs up based on trust, not break them down based on fear.
Please email us today to further discuss your behaviour modification needs and learn more about how we can help!
*Minimal charges may apply for travel